First name origins & meanings:
- German: From the name Bingham: kettle-shaped hollow
- Chinese: Soldier, ice
- German: Kettle-shaped hollow
First name variations: Bin, Binnie, Binnee, Binni, Binny, Binney
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: of uncertain derivation; probably a topographic name
for someone living near a bing, a northern dialect word
recorded with the senses ‘heap’, ‘bin’, ‘receptacle’ (probably from
Old Norse bingr ‘stall’).
- Jewish (western
Ashkenazic) and Danish: habitational name from Bing, a
shortened form of Bingen.
- Danish: metonymic
occupational name, from bing ‘storage bin for grain’, for
someone who either made or used such containers.
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